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Friday, February 2, 2018

Smart’s Accelerated LTE Rollout Doubles Device Usage and Triples Data Traffic

As Smart Communication, Inc. (Smart) continues to boost their LTE rollout in the Philippines, the company has announced that the number of 4G devices connected to the network has doubled, while LTE data traffic has tripled as of end of 2017.

Smart’s Accelerated LTE Rollout Doubles Device Usage and Triples Data Traffic
Smart’s Accelerated LTE Rollout Doubles Device Usage and Triples Data Traffic

“The results of our network upgrades are evident. More and more customers are making the leap to LTE-where they enjoy faster internet speeds,” PLDT and Smart Senior Vice President for Network Planning and Engineering Mario Tamayo addressed.

Smart claimed that the number of LTE devices being used on its network has increased 102%, while LTE data traffic has also improved by as much as 204% nationwide.

In addition, the telco giant revealed that notable jumped in LTE data traffic on their network has been recorded in Cebu province and Davao del Sur, where it grew by 219% and 75%, respectively, between December 2016 and December 2017.

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The number of LTE devices being used on their network in Cebu has increased by 95%, while it grew 108% in Davao, as well.

“Alongside this ramped-up LTE roll-out, Smart has also been setting the pace in helping our customers shift to LTE devices to experience our improved network by partnering with device makers,” PLDT Group Chief Revenue Officer Eric Alberto noted.

Meanwhile, Smart has partnered with device manufacturers to shift to LTE handsets, especially those running on 700 MHz.

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